Nearly six months into quarantine, many are declaring 2020 to be a write-off year. And as the world declares itself “closed,” people are feeling both lost and hopeless. Even the excitement of working from home has lost its allure and the most interesting part of the week has become a trip to the grocery store. How is one supposed to overcome the monotony? One way, of course, is to decompress by creating as well as consuming, new music.
International rap and hip-hop artist Audie B is choosing to flip the script, taking worldwide shutdowns as an opportunity to grow personally, professionally, and within her craft.
“[It’s given] me the time to reflect and [regardless of feeling] alone and feeling isolated, […] it helps us to grow as people, become creative souls [while] allowing our creative side to be unleashed.”
Audie B is accustomed to an ever-expanding world between bouncing back and forth between France and Australia and traveling the world both on tour and as a former professional cruise line dancer. Grappling with the concept of an ever-shrinking world has done nothing to diminish the strength of her willpower and determination of developing her artistry.
“Being in COVID-19 times, I can see the importance of flexibility and learning to adapt to situations we are facing in our professional or personal lives.”
Rather than having the heavy weight of lockdown drag her down, Audie B has pushed herself to continue her work, slowing down only to actively engage with her audience on her journey as documented on her Youtube channel.
“Meeting and sharing everyday life with people is a passion that I carry.”
If Audie B’s jammy, anthem-forward lyrics and vivacious moves are evidence of one thing, it’s her passion for connecting and inspiring others which is no surprise given her propensity for an optimism that drives her to have a small part in bettering those around her.
“I felt free with the world as my home, which is still the case today, and also why I want to share my experiences with the world.”
Her involvement in the dance space – including Australia’s Royal Academy of Dance and studying under the distinguished Marie Walton Mahon – has equipped Audie B with a grit that empowers her followers and makes it easy to see why her positive and upbeat energy is so infectious.
In overcoming these unprecedented days by treating them as just another challenge in her story, Audie B hopes that others will find within themselves the ability to channel that same resilience to seek their own success during this time.